Nathan Blackwell

Nathan Blackwell is a Phoenix-based filmmaker who began his career like many of his counter-parts, as a weird eleven year-old kid running around with a camera. In 1998 he directed his first feature film, Forever Midnight, and in 2007 he created his production company Squishy Studios, with which he produced numerous short films and the award winning, two season web series Voyage Trekkers. He’s won over 40 filmmaking awards, including six ADDYs for directing commercial and branded content, was named by the New Times as one of Phoenix’s 100 Creatives, and recently won Filmmaker of the Year at the Phoenix Film Festival for his feature film “The Last Movie Ever Made.”

Field of Dreams (1989)

February 7, 2024

Welcome back, baseball fans and 80s movie buffs! In this week’s episode of The Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast, hosts Krissy and Nathan discuss the 1989 fantasy film Field of Dreams with fellow podcaster and filmmaker, Tommy Metz III.

Ice Pirates (1984)

January 10, 2024

Let’s revisit the 1984 sci-fi comedy Ice Pirates and appreciate its genuine comedic tone rather than pure parody. That’s right. We’re going to take this movie seriously… a little.

Scrooged (1988)

December 27, 2023

On this holiday episode of the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast, Krissy and Nathan rewatch the 1988 Christmas comedy Scrooged starring Bill Murray. While they expected big laughs from this irreverent take on A Christmas Carol directed by Richard Donner, neither found it as funny or charming as remembered.

Dead Poet’s Society (1989)

December 13, 2023

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker and a comedian enthusiastically haunt of the 80s movies we think we love or might have missed. This is Good Will Hunting, a movie selection from 1989.

Lethal Weapon (1987)

November 29, 2023

Get ready to saddle up for some wildly excellent 80s action with The Most Excellent 80s Movies podcast’s tubular recap of Lethal Weapon!

The Running Man (1987)

November 15, 2023

You gotta check out this rad episode where Krissy and Nathan are reviewing the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action flick – The Running Man. It’s totally tubular and will have you stoked!

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

November 1, 2023

Join hosts Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell and special guest Nate McWhortor as they journey down the rabbit hole of 1988’s groundbreaking live-action/animated smash hit Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In this fun and insightful episode, we look at:

Beetlejuice (1988)

October 18, 2023

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker and a comedian enthusiastically haunt of the 80s movies we think we love or might have missed. This is Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, a movie selection from 1988.

The Shining (1980)

October 4, 2023

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker and a comedian slowly trudge through the frozen hedge maze of the 80s movies we think we love or might have missed. This is The Shining, a movie selection from 1980.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) on Bingers Assemble!

September 20, 2023

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker and a comedian are GUESTS on the Bingers Assemble Podcast talking about one of our favorite 80s adventure stories… this is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, a movie selection from 1989.